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Posted: 6/15/2009 4:21:15 AM EST
No way I'm paying those high prices!





Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:22:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:22:55 AM EST
They don't call it "cheaper" than dirt for nothing!!!!!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:23:07 AM EST
If only I had the resources back then to lay in a supply.....
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:23:25 AM EST
Yeah...in June 04...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:24:45 AM EST
IBCTD
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:25:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:28:20 AM EST by hkmp5s]
In before cheaper than dirt mod spoofs. NO YOU WEREN'T - CTD
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:25:12 AM EST
Dirt's cheaper
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:25:32 AM EST


Thank you Detective.

I recently came across some old magazines (periodicals) and reading the prices of ammo was very sobering. Thought I'd scan these up for you guys to see.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:27:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:28:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By joker581:
That wasn't particularly cheap back then either. I was paying $90/1000 for Wolf 7.62x39 and .223 in 2004. Now I wish I'd had the foresight to spend a lot more on ammo and less on guns.


That's my whole point. I predict that in 5 years we'll all be saying how cheap ammo was in 2009.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:34:53 AM EST
I need to get that damn Flux Capacitor working.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:39:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hero:
I need to get that damn Flux Capacitor working.

Keep the passenger seat open for me.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:46:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:47:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:49:50 AM EST by tojan19]
If ammo prices are ever that low again in my lifetime I will build an obscenely huge ammo fort.
Shit. I wasted 762 on CTD.
<Stop Whining bitch or we'll kill your dog. CTD>
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:51:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:57:33 AM EST
I really miss the days of XM193 for $179/1000 delivered.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:02:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:09:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By azdesertman:
Originally Posted By joker581:
That wasn't particularly cheap back then either. I was paying $90/1000 for Wolf 7.62x39 and .223 in 2004. Now I wish I'd had the foresight to spend a lot more on ammo and less on guns.


That's my whole point. I predict that in 5 years we'll all be saying how cheap ammo was in 2009.



I'll have converted all my AR15's into Flint and Frizzen muzzleloaders by then.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:09:54 AM EST
Yep, I remember the good ole days when they couldn't give that shit away.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:10:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By 45FMJoe:




Fuck. I was excited when it hit $225/case.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:13:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By joker581:
That wasn't particularly cheap back then either. I was paying $90/1000 for Wolf 7.62x39 and .223 in 2004. Now I wish I'd had the foresight to spend a lot more on ammo and less on guns.

Two cases of wolf, $85 each, and decided this stuff will aways be cheap why purchase more
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:17:58 AM EST
Gone are the days of 7.62x51 battlepacks for $30.

Hell, back then you could get ammo for real cheap through the gun show loophole. Not anymore.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:25:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 5:26:22 AM EST by Shott8283]
fuck me sideways and call me sally

man i got all hot and bothered seeing that flyer..
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:43:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:45:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:49:02 AM EST

I was just getting into shooting around that time...I figured 1000 rounds would last me a lifetime.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:00:55 AM EST
Last night I found a 2005 Cabelas catalog.

I didn't cry, but I wanted to.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:02:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By Eazy_E:
If only I had the resources back then to lay in a supply.....


+1

If I knew then, what I know now...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:15:40 AM EST
I think I'm going to cry...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:18:38 AM EST
Sheeeeee-it.

I didn't even own a gun until a month before the election, but I'd heard the legends about cheap ammo. Still hurts to see that, though –– since being late to the party, I've never paid less than $9.97/20 of Wally World Remington UMC....
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:20:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By hkmp5s:
In before cheaper than dirt mod spoofs. NO YOU WEREN'T - CTD

I'm so sick of those CTD edits, but I laughed so hard at this one...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:29:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By StevenH:
I really miss the days of XM193 for $179/1000 delivered.


Ahhh the good ole days.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:41:23 AM EST
I just got a new CTD catalog, and you can now get 1k rounds of Federal XM193 for the low low price of $999.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:47:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By joker581:
That wasn't particularly cheap back then either. I was paying $90/1000 for Wolf 7.62x39 and .223 in 2004. Now I wish I'd had the foresight to spend a lot more on ammo and less on guns.



Man those were the good ol' days.

AWB lapses, Cheap surplus and wolf ammo. All the cheap cheap, cheap curio & relics. Sigh.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:58:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By WabashMX5:
Sheeeeee-it.

I didn't even own a gun until a month before the election, but I'd heard the legends about cheap ammo. Still hurts to see that, though –– since being late to the party, I've never paid less than $9.97/20 of Wally World Remington UMC....


You and millions of others.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:01:33 AM EST
I really got into shooting around 2003, i remember the cheap ammo prices.. gone are those days...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:04:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Eazy_E:
If only I had the resources back then to lay in a supply.....

No shit. I was a broke ass college student back when prices were reasonable. Now I have a solid income but my buying power is effectively the same.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:05:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By StevenH:
I really miss the days of XM193 for $179/1000 delivered.

I have a can of Radway that I bought for less than that. I can't bring myself to shoot it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:06:48 AM EST
I've posted this before - my receipt from 1999.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:08:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:14:00 AM EST
Seeing that makes me wat to walk out into the street and start kicking kittens.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:28:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By chupacabras:
I've posted this before - my receipt from 1999.

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4339/img9434edited1.jpg


I don't think there is any box of ammo that is less than $3 a box today. Maybe a few select .22lr, but that's it.

Ammunition has been a better investment than most companies stocks.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:33:01 PM EST
Grrrrrr
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:35:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By crishel:

Originally Posted By Hero:
I need to get that damn Flux Capacitor working.

Keep the passenger seat open for me.


I've got cash... you taking orders?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:39:09 PM EST
Relish the good ole days. A time when ammunition actually cost less than the magazine it was in. What does it cost to fill a 30rd AR mag today. $15?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:43:10 PM EST
man i need a time machine...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:45:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 7:50:30 PM EST by Cypher214]
Originally Posted By azdesertman:
Originally Posted By joker581:
That wasn't particularly cheap back then either. I was paying $90/1000 for Wolf 7.62x39 and .223 in 2004. Now I wish I'd had the foresight to spend a lot more on ammo and less on guns.


That's my whole point. I predict that in 5 years we'll all be saying how cheap ammo was in 2009.


Nah, the price will go back down eventually.

The market will only support these prices for so long. Right now, ammo is expensive because people are still buying every single round that comes available, due mostly to the panic induced by all the "ammo tax" bullshit coming from GOA and other scare-promoting groups.

GOA is well known for blowing things out of proportion because it keeps your money flowing to them. If nobody was afraid of bans, GOA would have no place in the world.

Realistically, there is very little chance we will see any sort of ammunition tax or ban. This, combined with reduced action in Iraq/AFG, will cause the prices to fall very slowly until they even out close to the levels we saw 5 years ago. Just like any other consumable commodity, the manufacturers will continue raising the prices until people stop buying... the problem right now is that people keep buying no matter how high the price goes. There has already been a trend throughout the shooting world from shooting ammo to hoarding it. People are switching to cheaper calibers like .22 and 9mm. Eventually this will hurt sales enough that the prices will have to come down.

I'm sure someone will be along shortly to call me delusional but just look at what happened with gas prices and all the folks claiming it would never be cheap again. Prices fluctuate but certain doomsday whiners will always claim that we're screwed forever.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:52:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i was getting it for around 45.00 back then




So they were ripping people off back then too.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:53:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
Originally Posted By WabashMX5:
Sheeeeee-it.

I didn't even own a gun until a month before the election, but I'd heard the legends about cheap ammo. Still hurts to see that, though –– since being late to the party, I've never paid less than $9.97/20 of Wally World Remington UMC....


You and millions of others.


And you didn't buy any more ammo than usual because of the election?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:59:02 PM EST
You just made a lot of us sick.
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